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by *Copyright:* Volker Steger/Science Photo Library [ http://www.sciencephoto.com ]
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*Description*: Professor Geoffrey W. Marcy received his B.A. in physics and astronomy from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1976 and his Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1982. Later that year, he became a Carnegie Fellow at The Carnegie Institute of Washington. Dr. Marcy joined San Fransisco State University in 1984, where he is currently an Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy. In 1999, he was appointed Professor of...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Neptune, Where -- California, Where -- Los Angeles, Where -- Santa Cruz,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/43/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Ground-based Image:* D. Verschatse (Antilhue Observatory, Chile) *Credit for Hubble Images:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and H. Richer (University of British Columbia)
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*Description*: These images show young and old white dwarf stars ? the burned-out relics of normal stars ? in the ancient globular star cluster NGC 6397. The image at left, taken by a ground-based telescope, shows the dense swarm of hundreds of thousands of stars that make up the globular cluster. The white box outlines the location of the observations made by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The image at top, right, taken by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys, reveals young white dwarfs less...
Topics: NGC 6397, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/42/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and H. Weaver (The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory) *Credit for Ground-based Image:* A. Dyer, Alberta, Canada
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has probed the bright core of Comet 17P/Holmes, which, to the delight of sky watchers, mysteriously brightened by nearly a millionfold in a 24-hour period beginning Oct. 23, 2007. Astronomers used Hubble's powerful resolution to study Comet Holmes' core for clues about how the comet brightened. The orbiting observatory's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) monitored the comet for several days, snapping images on Oct. 29, Oct. 31, and Nov. 4....
Topics: Comet 17P/Holmes, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/40/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: An approximately one-light-year tall "pillar" of cold hydrogen towers above the wall of the molecular cloud. The 2.5-million-year-old star cluster called Trumpler 14 appears at the right side of the image. A small nugget of cold molecular hydrogen, called a Bok globule, is silhouetted against the star cluster. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: [Left] ? A towering "mountain" of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust is the site of new star formation in the Carina Nebula. The great gas pillar is being eroded by the ultraviolet radiation from the hottest newborn stars in the nebula. [Right] ? A close-up look at the peak of one of these "pillars of creation" reveals unequivocal evidence that stars are being born inside the columns. A pencil-like streamer of gas shoots out in both directions from the pillar...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/g/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: The tadpole-looking feature in the center of this image is a nodule of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust. The image offers circumstantial evidence that a young star is being born inside the placental cloud. The diagonal feature may be caused by twin jets of gas blasting away from the hidden star. They are slamming into neighboring gas to create a pair of bow shocks on either side of the globule. The twisted "tail" on the back of the globule may be evidence for a...
Topics: Dark Globula in NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/j/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: A close-up look at the peak of one of these "pillars of creation" reveals unequivocal evidence that stars are being born inside the columns. A pencil-like streamer of gas shoots out in both directions from the pillar and plows into surrounding gas like a fire hose hitting a wall of sand. The jet is being launched from a newly forming star hidden inside the column. A similar jet appears near the bottom of the image. These stellar jets are a common signature of the birth...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/i/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: A towering "mountain" of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust is the site of new star formation in the Carina Nebula. The great gas pillar is being eroded by the ultraviolet radiation from the hottest newborn stars in the nebula. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m Dec. -59° 53' Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/h/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: A Bok globule nicknamed the "caterpillar" appears at the right. Its glowing edge indicates that it is being photoionized by the hottest stars in the cluster. It has been hypothesized that stars may form inside such dusty cocoons. The top of the Keyhole Nebula, the most prominent feature embedded inside Carina, is on the left. Another Bok globule is in the foreground. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/e/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: These great clouds of cold hydrogen resemble summer afternoon thunderheads. They tower above the surface of a molecular cloud on the edge of the nebula. So-called "elephant trunk" pillars resist being heated and eaten away by blistering ultraviolet radiation from the nebula's brightest stars. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A....
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/f/
NASA Images
by *Credit for Hubble Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Credit for CTIO Image:* N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: This Hubble Space Telescope view of the central region of the Carina Nebula reveals a violent maelstrom of star birth. The fantasy-like landscape of the nebula is sculpted by the intense pressure of starlight from monster stars and their accompanying star clusters, as well as the hydrodynamics of their stellar winds of charged particles. [Top] ? An approximately one-light-year tall "pillar" of cold hydrogen towers above the wall of the molecular cloud. The...
Topics: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Carina, What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* H. Boffin (FORS/VLT/ESO)
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*Description*: This is a view of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1313 taken with the the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile on Dec. 16, 2003 through various broad-band (B, R, z) and narrow-band filters (H-alpha, [o I], [O III]). The color composited image was made by assigning B to the blue channel, [O I] and [O III] to the green channel, and R, z, and H-alpha to the red channel. This gives many of the nebulous shells along the outer spiral arms a yellow/red hue....
Topics: NGC 1313, What -- Very Large Telescope, What -- VLT, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/05/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* H.A. Weaver, T.E. Smith (Space Telescope Science Institute) and J.T. Trauger, R.W. Evans (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m Dec. -59° 53' Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 25 arcminutes (53 light-years or 16 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: This color image combines many exposures from Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys...
Topics: Jupiter, Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/z/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Hubble data: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Zezas (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics); GALEX data: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], JPL-Caltech, GALEX Team, J. Huchra et al. (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics); Spitzer data: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/JPL/Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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*Description*: This image combines data from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) missions. The GALEX ultraviolet data were from the far-UV portion of the spectrum (135 to 175 nanometers). The Spitzer infrared data were taken with the IRAC 4 detector (8 microns). The Hubble data were taken at the blue portion of the spectrum. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy Object...
Topics: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Spitzer Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/19/image/j/
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by *Credit:* Institute for Advanced Study, School of Natural Sciences, Princeton, New Jersey
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*Description*: Professor John N. Bahcall championed the Hubble Space Telescope from its infancy to its ultimate scientific success. He was a tireless and enthusiastic advocate of the project for over three decades?before the scientific community, before NASA, and before Congress. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1934, and received his A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1956, his M.S. from the University of Chicago in 1957, and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1961. Dr. Bahall...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Louisiana, Where -- California, Where -- Chicago,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/43/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], A. Straughn, S. Cohen, and R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and the HUDF team (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m Dec. -59° 53' Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 25 arcminutes (53 light-years or 16 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: This color image combines many exposures from Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys...
Topics: HUDF, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Hubble...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/t/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and Z. Levay (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This illustration shows the relative positions of Earth and Mars at the last seven Martian oppositions from 1995 through 2007. Opposition occurs when the Sun and Mars are on exact opposite sides of Earth, resulting in a full-phase for Mars, similar to a full moon. The images of Mars show the planet's apparent relative size at each opposition, as viewed by the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. Orbits of the inner planets are to scale. Technical facts about this news release:...
Topics: Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Mars, What -- Sun, What -- Moon, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST),...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/45/image/i/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A. Aloisi (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]), and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])-ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration
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*Description*: On July 4, fireworks blaze over the skies of American cities in the annual Independence Day celebrations. But nearly 12.5 million light-years away in the dwarf galaxy NGC 4449 stellar "fireworks" are going off all the time. Hundreds of thousands of vibrant blue and red stars blaze in this image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Hot bluish-white clusters of massive stars are scattered throughout the galaxy, interspersed with numerous dustier, reddish regions of...
Topics: NGC 4449, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Canes Venatici, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/26/image/a/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A. Simon-Miller (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] Goddard Space Flight Center), A. S‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_nchez-Lavega, R. Hueso, and S. P‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_rez-Hoyos (University of the Basque Country), E. Garc‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_a-Melendo (Esteve Duran Observatory Foundation, Spain), and G. Orton (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
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*Description*: Massive Jupiter is undergoing dramatic atmospheric changes that have never been seen before with the keen "eye" of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Jupiter's turbulent clouds are always changing as they encounter atmospheric disturbances while sweeping around the planet at hundreds of miles per hour. But these Hubble images reveal a rapid transformation in the shape and color of Jupiter's clouds near the equator, marking an entire face of the globe. The planet is wrapped...
Topics: Jupiter, What -- Jupiter, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Camera 2, What -- Sun,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/25/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A. Zezas and J. Huchra (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
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*Description*: Southern arm of M81 including a chain of HII regions. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 09h 55m 33s Dec. +69° 03' 55" Constellation: Ursa Major Distance: Approximately 11.6 million light-years (3.6 megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 19 arcminutes (64,000 light-years or roughly 20 kiloparsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: The ACS...
Topics: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/19/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A. Zezas and J. Huchra (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
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*Description*: Bulge-disk transition in M81 and chain of HII regions. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 09h 55m 33s Dec. +69° 03' 55" Constellation: Ursa Major Distance: Approximately 11.6 million light-years (3.6 megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 19 arcminutes (64,000 light-years or roughly 20 kiloparsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: The ACS...
Topics: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/19/image/f/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A. Zezas and J. Huchra (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
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*Description*: OB Associations in outer northern arm of M81. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 09h 55m 33s Dec. +69° 03' 55" Constellation: Ursa Major Distance: Approximately 11.6 million light-years (3.6 megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 19 arcminutes (64,000 light-years or roughly 20 kiloparsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: The ACS data was...
Topics: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/19/image/e/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A. Zezas and J. Huchra (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
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*Description*: HII shell of M81 and background galaxies. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 09h 55m 33s Dec. +69° 03' 55" Constellation: Ursa Major Distance: Approximately 11.6 million light-years (3.6 megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 19 arcminutes (64,000 light-years or roughly 20 kiloparsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: The ACS data was from...
Topics: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/19/image/g/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A. Zezas and J. Huchra (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
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*Description*: Hubble's high-resolution images of distinct regions contained within M81 illustrate various structures contained within the spiral galaxy. [Left] The inner bulge and nucleus of M81 are relatively structure free, except for fine dust lanes that wind into the center. Several whitish-colored concentrations of stars, known as globular clusters are easily visible. [Middle] A string of star-forming regions show along a spiral arm, their glowing hydrogen gas appears green in color. A...
Topics: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/19/image/b/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A. Zezas and J. Huchra (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
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*Description*: Southern extremity of the galaxy M81. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 09h 55m 33s Dec. +69° 03' 55" Constellation: Ursa Major Distance: Approximately 11.6 million light-years (3.6 megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 19 arcminutes (64,000 light-years or roughly 20 kiloparsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: The ACS data was from the...
Topics: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/19/image/h/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A. Zezas and J. Huchra (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
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*Description*: Inner bulge and nucleus of M81. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 09h 55m 33s Dec. +69° 03' 55" Constellation: Ursa Major Distance: Approximately 11.6 million light-years (3.6 megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 19 arcminutes (64,000 light-years or roughly 20 kiloparsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: The ACS data was from the HST...
Topics: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/19/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], A. Zezas and J. Huchra (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
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*Description*: Background group of galaxies. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 09h 55m 33s Dec. +69° 03' 55" Constellation: Ursa Major Distance: Approximately 11.6 million light-years (3.6 megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 19 arcminutes (64,000 light-years or roughly 20 kiloparsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: The ACS data was from the HST...
Topics: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy, What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/19/image/i/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Aloisi (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] and European Space Agency [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], Baltimore, Md.)
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope quashed the possibility that what was previously believed to be a toddler galaxy in the nearby universe may actually be considered an adult. Called I Zwicky 18, this galaxy has a youthful appearance that resembles galaxies typically found only in the early universe. Hubble has now found faint, older stars within this galaxy, suggesting that the galaxy may have formed at the same time as most other galaxies. I Zwicky 18 is classified as a dwarf...
Topics: I Zw 18, I Zwicky 18, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Advanced Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/35/image/a/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Aloisi (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] and European Space Agency [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], Baltimore, Md.)
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope quashed the possibility that what was previously believed to be a toddler galaxy in the nearby universe may actually be considered an adult. Called I Zwicky 18, this galaxy has a youthful appearance that resembles galaxies typically found only in the early universe. Hubble has now found faint, older stars within this galaxy, suggesting that the galaxy may have formed at the same time as most other galaxies. Hubble data also allowed astronomers for...
Topics: I Zw 18, I Zwicky 18, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Advanced Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/35/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Dyer
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*Description*: Mars as seen in the night sky on December 8, 2007. Image was taken in southern Alberta, Canada (latitude of 51¯_¯_ N) by astrophotographer Alan Dyer. Mars, located in the constellation Gemini, is rising along the eastern horizon. Above it, portions of the winter Milky Way are visible, along with the constellation Orion at the far right. Mars appears ruddy red, while the Orion Nebula, located under the belt stars and along the sword of Orion appears pink. This image was taken...
Topics: Mars, What -- Mars, What -- Constellation, What -- Gemini, What -- Orion, What -- ISO, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/45/image/j/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Dyer
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*Description*: The ground-based image of Comet 17P/Holmes was taken November 1, 2007, by astrophotographer Alan Dyer. The observations were made in southern Alberta, Canada with a 105mm apochromatic refractor at f/5 with a Canon 20Da camera at ISO400. Field is about 2.5 x 1.5 degrees. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Comet 17P/Holmes Object Description: Periodic Comet in our Solar System Position (J2000) (on November 4, 2007): R.A. 03h 42m Dec. +50° 37'...
Topics: Comet 17P/Holmes, What -- Constellation, What -- Perseus, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/40/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Feild (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: An illustration showing the position of the rings of Uranus from 1965 - 2028. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Uranus Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Uranus's orbit about the sun is 19.18 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 4.5 billion km. Dimensions: Uranus (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 32,000 miles (51,000 km) at the equator. About the Data Data Description: The Hubble image was created from HST data...
Topics: Uranus, What -- Uranus, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Ames Research...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/32/image/g/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Feild (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: A simplified version of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram of the original Hubble data, this graph schematically plots the brightness of the stars in globular cluster NGC 2808 (along the vertical axis) against stellar color and temperature (along the horizontal axis). The cooler a star is, the redder it appears, and it diminishes in brightness. The bluer stars are to the left; redder stars are to the right. The brightest stars are near the top. The three curves represent the three...
Topics: NGC 2808, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Carina, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/18/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Feild (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This is an artist's concept of the birth ring of debris encircling the 12-million-year-old star AU Microscopii. Porous, snowball-sized bodies collide within the birth ring. Stellar winds disperse dust grains away from the star beyond the birth ring to the outer debris disk. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: AU Microscopii (AU Mic, GJ 803, HD197481) Object Description: Spectral Type "M0" Star with Debris Disk Position (J2000): R.A....
Topics: AU Mic, GJ 803, HD197481, AU Microscopii, What -- Constellation, What -- Microscopium, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/02/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Feild (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This artist's illustration shows the layer-cake structure of the atmopshere of extrasolar planet HD 209458b. Hubble discovered a dense upper layer of hot hydrogen gas where the super-hot planet's atmosphere is bleeding off into space. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: HD 209458b Object Description: Extrasolar Planet Position (J2000): R.A. 22h 03m 10s.80 Dec. +18° 53' 4".0 Constellation: Pegasus Distance: Approximately 150 light-years (46...
Topics: HD 209458b, What -- Constellation, What -- Pegasus, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/07/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Pellerin (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the central region of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1313. Hubble was used to resolve stars within the galaxy to do a census of various classes of stars distributed across the galaxy. The observations show that hot blue stars (of class B) are widely scattered across the galaxy. This is evidence of "infant mortality" in which the young, so-called open clusters where stars are born, quickly became gravitationally...
Topics: NGC 1313, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Reticulum, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/05/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Pellerin (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: [Left] - This is a view of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1313 taken with the the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile on Dec. 16, 2003 through various broad-band (B, R, z) and narrow-band filters (H-alpha, [o I], [O III]). The color composited image was made by assigning B to the blue channel, [O I] and [O III] to the green channel, and R, z, and H-alpha to the red channel. This gives many of the nebulous shells along the outer spiral arms a...
Topics: NGC 1313, What -- Very Large Telescope, What -- VLT, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/05/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Sanchez-Lavega (University of the Basque Country)
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*Description*: Full field image of Jupiter taken with WFPC2 on June 5, 2007. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Jupiter Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the sun is 5.2 Astronomical Units (778 million km or 483 million miles). Dimensions: The planet has a diameter of roughly 88,789 miles (142,984 km) at the equator. About the Data/Images Proposal: 11096: K. Noll (STScI), H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins...
Topics: Jupiter, What -- Jupiter, What -- Sun, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/25/image/e/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Simon-Miller (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] Goddard Space Flight Center)
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*Description*: Full field image of Jupiter taken with WFPC2 on March 25, 2007. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Jupiter Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the sun is 5.2 Astronomical Units (778 million km or 483 million miles). Dimensions: The planet has a diameter of roughly 88,789 miles (142,984 km) at the equator. About the Data/Images Proposal: 11096: K. Noll (STScI), H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins...
Topics: Jupiter, What -- Jupiter, What -- Sun, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/25/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)
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*Description*: This movie still shows Titan chasing its shadow across Saturn's disk. The still is from a movie created from images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. It reveals the planet's rings tipped nearly edge-on toward the Earth. This edge-on alignment happens once every 15 years. The last time this alignment occurred was in 1995 and 1996. The images for the movie were taken Aug. 6, 1995 with Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, in blue, green, and red filters. This true-color...
Topics: Saturn, What -- Titan, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Camera 2, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/13/image/h/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)
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*Description*: This movie still captures the moons Mimas, Enceladus, and Dione as they begin their race across Saturn's disk. The still is from a movie created from images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. It reveals the planet's rings tilted nearly edge-on toward the Sun, an event that occurs once every 15 years. Because of this special alignment, the moons cast shadows on the planet and its rings. Dione is on the far left of the image, Mimas is in the middle, and Enceladus is on the...
Topics: Saturn, What -- Mimas, What -- Enceladus, What -- Dione, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/13/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m Dec. -59° 53' Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 25 arcminutes (53 light-years or 16 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: This color image combines many exposures from Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys...
Topics: What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/v/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m Dec. -59° 53' Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 25 arcminutes (53 light-years or 16 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: This color image combines many exposures from Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys...
Topics: What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/s/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This artist's illustration shows an extrasolar planet orbiting very close to its host star. The planet designated HD 209458b, is about the size of Jupiter. Unlike Jupiter, the planet is so hot that its atmosphere is "puffed up." Starlight is heating the planet's atmosphere, causing hot gas to escape into space, like steam rising from a boiler. HD 209458b completes an orbit every 3.5 days. The Hubble Space Telescope could not image the planet directly because it is too...
Topics: HD 209458b, What -- Jupiter, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/07/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> A time-lapse sequence of 12 years of Hubble observing SN 1987A shows the onrushing stellar shock wave from the stellar explosion as it is slamming into, heating up, and illuminating the inner regions of the narrow ring surrounding the doomed star. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: SN 1987A Object Description: Supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 28s.26 Dec. -69° 16' 13".0 Constellation: Dorado...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Dorado, Where -- Large...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/b/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/b/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/b/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> A time-lapse sequence of 12 years of Hubble observing SN 1987A shows the onrushing stellar shock wave from the stellar explosion as it is slamming into, heating up, and illuminating the inner regions of the narrow ring surrounding the doomed star. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: SN 1987A Object Description: Supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 28s.26 Dec. -69° 16' 13".0 Constellation: Dorado...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Dorado, Where -- Large...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/c/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/c/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/c/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> A time-lapse sequence showing a detailed view of the stellar debris in the inner regions of SN 1987A. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: SN 1987A Object Description: Supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 28s.26 Dec. -69° 16' 13".0 Constellation: Dorado Distance: Approximately 160,000 light-years (49 kiloparsecs) away Dimensions: Each single image of the SN 1987A ring is roughly 9 arcseconds wide....
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Dorado, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Large...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/d/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/d/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/d/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> A time-lapse sequence showing a detailed view of the stellar debris in the inner regions of SN 1987A. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: SN 1987A Object Description: Supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 28s.26 Dec. -69° 16' 13".0 Constellation: Dorado Distance: Approximately 160,000 light-years (49 kiloparsecs) away Dimensions: Each single image of the SN 1987A ring is roughly 9 arcseconds wide....
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Dorado, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Large...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10/video/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/37/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/37/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/37/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept This animation of 3C 321 begins with a close-up of the supermassive black hole in the center of the main galaxy. Hot gas is falling towards the black hole via a blue disk. Some of this material is swallowed by the black hole, but much of it is ejected in a narrow jet of particles traveling at almost the speed of light. The camera then pulls back to show stars and a dust lane in the main galaxy. As the field of view continues to increase in size, the companion...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Serpens, What -- VLA, What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/37/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/45/video/b/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/45/video/b/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/45/video/b/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Every 26 months Mars is opposite the Sun as seen from Earth. Since the repair of the Hubble telescope in 1993, Mars has been in opposition with the Sun seven times. These dissolve sequences of each Mars opposition from 1995 to 2007 showcases the beauty and splendor that is the Red Planet. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Mars Object Description: Planet Distance from the Sun: The semi-major axis of Mars' orbit about the sun is 1.52...
Topics: What -- Mars, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Camera 2,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/45/video/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Canalizo (University of California, Riverside)
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*Description*: These sharp images taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal at least five shells of stars surrounding a brilliant quasar at the heart of a giant elliptical galaxy. The image at left shows the quasar, known as MC2 1635+119, and its host galaxy [center] against a backdrop of distant galaxies. In the image at top,right, the shells can barely be seen because of the bright light from the central quasar. The image at bottom, right was enhanced to reveal details of the faint...
Topics: MC2 1635+119, MC2 1635+11.9, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/39/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab)
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*Description*: Hubble Space Telescope Image of Comet Holmes Taken on November 4. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Comet 17P/Holmes Object Description: Periodic Comet in our Solar System Position (J2000) (on November 4, 2007): R.A. 03h 42m Dec. +50° 37' Constellation: Perseus Orbital Properties: Comet 17P/Holmes has the following orbital values: Aphelion distance: 5.2 Astronomical Units Perihelion distance: 2.1 Astronomical Units Semi-major axis: 3.6...
Topics: Comet 17P/Holmes, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Perseus,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/40/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab)
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*Description*: These images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal Comet Holmes's bright core. The images show that the coma, the cloud of dust and gas encircling the comet, is getting fainter over time. The coma was brightest in the Oct. 29 image. It is two times fainter on Oct. 31 and nine times dimmer on Nov. 4 than during the Oct. 29 observation. The coma is getting fainter because it is expanding. A huge number of small dust particles was created during the Oct. 23 outburst. Since...
Topics: Comet 17P/Holmes, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- COMETS, What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/40/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and J. -P. Kneib (Laboratorie d'Astrophysique de Marseille)
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, in collaboration with several other ground- and space- based telescopes, has captured a galaxy being ripped apart by a galaxy cluster's gravitational field and harsh environment. The finding sheds light on the mysterious process by which gas-rich spiral-shaped galaxies might evolve into gas-poor irregular- or elliptical-shaped galaxies over billions of years. The new observations also reveal one mechanism for forming the millions of...
Topics: Abell 2667, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/12/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and J. Clarke (Boston University)
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*Description*: Jupiter's southern aurora was obtained using Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys's ultraviolet camera. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Jupiter Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the sun is 5.2 Astronomical Units (778 million km or 483 million miles). Dimensions: The planet has a diameter of roughly 88,789 miles (142,984 km) at the equator. About the Data/Images The Equatorial Regions of Jupiter...
Topics: Jupiter, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Jupiter, What -- Sun, What -- New Horizons,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/11/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and J. Clarke (Boston University)
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*Description*: Jupiter's northern aurora was obtained using Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys's ultraviolet camera. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Jupiter Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the sun is 5.2 Astronomical Units (778 million km or 483 million miles). Dimensions: The planet has a diameter of roughly 88,789 miles (142,984 km) at the equator. About the Data/Images The Equatorial Regions of Jupiter...
Topics: Jupiter, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Jupiter, What -- Sun, What -- New Horizons,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/11/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and J. Spencer (SwRI)
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is monitoring the volcanically active moon Io in support of the February 28 New Horizons spacecraft flyby of Jupiter. These images were taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on February 14, 2007. The left image, taken in natural color, reveals orange oval deposits of sulfur around the Pele volcano, and other familiar surface features on Io, which is innermost of the Galilean satellites. The ultraviolet image on the right shows a big plume...
Topics: Jupiter, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Moon, What -- Io, What -- New Horizons, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/11/image/f/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and K. Borne (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: A rare and spectacular head-on collision between two galaxies appears in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope true-color image of the Cartwheel Galaxy, located 500 million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor. The new details of star birth resolved by Hubble provide an opportunity to study how extremely massive stars are born in large fragmented gas clouds. The striking ring-like feature is a direct result of a smaller intruder galaxy _Ôø___Ôø__ possibly one of two...
Topics: Cartwheel Galaxy, ESO 350-40, AM0035-335, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/17/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and K. Noll (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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*Description*: This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the colorful "last hurrah" of a star like our Sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star's remaining core. Ultraviolet light from the dying star makes the material glow. The burned-out star, called a white dwarf, is the white dot in the center. Our Sun will eventually burn out and shroud itself with stellar debris, but not for another 5 billion...
Topics: NGC 2440, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Uranus, What -- Neptune, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/09/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and L. McFadden (University of Maryland)
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*Description*: Hubble observations of Vesta were taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on May 14 and 16, 2007. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Ceres - January 24, 2004 CERES Object Name: Ceres, 1 Ceres Object Description: Minor Body in the Main Asteroid Belt Distance: The semi-major axis of Ceres' orbit about the Sun is 2.77 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 257 million miles (414 million kilometers). At the time of the Hubble observations, Ceres was roughly...
Topics: Vesta, 4 Vesta, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Vesta, What -- Wide Field Planetary...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/27/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and L. McFadden (University of Maryland)
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*Description*: To prepare for the Dawn spacecraft's visit to Vesta, astronomers used Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 to snap new images of the asteroid. These images were taken on May 14 and 16, 2007. Each frame shows time in hours and minutes based on Vesta's 5.34-hour rotation period. Using Hubble, astronomers mapped Vesta's southern hemisphere, a region dominated by a giant impact crater formed by a collision billions of years ago. The crater is 285 miles (456 kilometers) across,...
Topics: Vesta, 4 Vesta, What -- Dawn, What -- Vesta, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/27/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and M. Brown (California Institute of Technology)
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*Description*: This is an image of the dwarf planet Eris (center) and its satellite Dysnomia (at 9 o'clock position) taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on Aug. 30, 2006. Hubble observations were obtained on Dec. 3, 2005 and Aug. 30, 2006 using the Advanced Camera for Surveys. The Hubble images were combined with images from the Keck telescopes taken on Aug. 20, 21, 30, and 31 to measure the satellite's orbit and calculate a mass for Eris, which is the largest dwarf planet in the solar...
Topics: 2003 UB313, Eris, What -- Eris, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/24/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and M. Brown (California Institute of Technology)
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*Description*: This is an image of the dwarf planet Eris (center) and its satellite Dysnomia (at 9 o'clock position) taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on Aug. 30, 2006. Hubble observations were obtained on Dec. 3, 2005 and Aug. 30, 2006 using the Advanced Camera for Surveys. The Hubble images were combined with images from the Keck telescopes taken on Aug. 20, 21, 30, and 31 to measure the satellite's orbit and calculate a mass for Eris, which is the largest dwarf planet in the solar...
Topics: 2003 UB313, Eris, What -- Eris, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/24/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and M. Brown (California Institute of Technology)
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*Description*: [Left] - This is an image of the dwarf planet Eris (center) and its satellite Dysnomia (at 9 o'clock position) taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on Aug. 30, 2006. Hubble observations were obtained on Dec. 3, 2005 and Aug. 30, 2006 using the Advanced Camera for Surveys. The Hubble images were combined with images from the Keck telescopes taken on Aug. 20, 21, 30, and 31 to measure the satellite's orbit and calculate a mass for Eris, which is the largest dwarf planet in the...
Topics: 2003 UB313, Eris, What -- Eris, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/24/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and M. Estacion (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/33/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/33/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/33/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope imaged four different planetary nebulae in the Milky Way Galaxy. The images reveal how the glowing gas ejected from these dying Sun-like stars forms colorful and intricate shapes over time. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Description: Planetary Nebulae Object: He 2-47 What is Hubble Heritage? A monthly showcase of new and archival Hubble images. Go to the Heritage site. The colorful, intricate...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/33/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and M. Estacion (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/45/video/c/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/45/video/c/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/45/video/c/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> On December 18th, our planetary neighbor will be as close to us than at any time over the past two years. Almost a week later, on December 24th, the orbits of Earth and Mars will bring the two planets in alignment with the Sun during a phenomenon known as Mars Opposition. Because of its relatively close proximity to Earth, Mars will outshine the brightest star, Sirius, and from now until April, you can see the Red Planet all night long. These oppositions occur every 26...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Mars, What -- Sun, What -- SIRIUS, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST),...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/45/video/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and M. Showalter (SETI Institute)
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures a rare view of the entire ring system of the planet Uranus, tilted edge-on to Earth. The rings were photographed with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on August 14, 2007. The edge-on rings appear as spikes above and below the planet. The rings cannot be seen running fully across the face of the planet because the bright glare of the planet has been blocked out in the HST photo (a small amount of residual glare appears as a fan-shaped...
Topics: Uranus, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Uranus, What -- Earth, What -- Wide Field...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/32/image/e/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and M. Showalter (SETI Institute)
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*Description*: This series of images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows how the ring system around the distant planet Uranus appears at ever more oblique (shallower) tilts as viewed from Earth - culminating in the rings being seen edge-on in three observing opportunities in 2007. The best of these events appears in the far right image taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on August 14, 2007. The edge-on rings appear as two spikes above and below the planet. The rings cannot be...
Topics: Uranus, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Uranus, What -- Earth, What -- Wide Field...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/32/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and M. Showalter (SETI Institute)
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures a rare view of the entire ring system of the planet Uranus, tilted edge-on to Earth. The rings were photographed with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on August 14, 2007. The edge-on rings appear as spikes above and below the planet. The rings cannot be seen running fully across the face of the planet because the bright glare of the planet has been blocked out in the HST photo (a small amount of residual glare appears as a fan-shaped...
Topics: Uranus, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Uranus, What -- Earth, What -- Wide Field...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/32/image/f/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and N. Pirzkal (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ])
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*Description*: In this image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, several objects are identified as the faintest, most compact galaxies ever observed in the distant universe. They are so far away that we see them as they looked less than one billion years after the Big Bang. Blazing with the brilliance of millions of stars, each of the newly discovered galaxies is a hundred to a thousand times smaller than our Milky Way Galaxy. The bottom row of pictures shows several of these clumps (distance...
Topics: HUDF, What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Constellation, What -- Fornax, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/31/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley)
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*Description*: This image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a lopsided debris disk around the young star HD 15115. The disk, seen edge-on, is the dense blue line extending from the star to the upper right and lower left of the image. As seen from Earth, the edge-on disk resembles a needle sticking out from the star. The disk appears thicker and longer at upper right than at lower left, evidence of the disk's lopsided structure. Astronomers think the disk's odd imbalanced look is...
Topics: HD 15115, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Advanced Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/28/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and P. Marshall and T. Treu (University of California, Santa Barbara)
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*Description*: This photo illustration shows a tiny galaxy 6 billion light-years away that is smaller than any galaxy ever seen at that distance. Astronomers discovered this distant galaxy through a phenomenon called gravitational lensing. This phenomenon occurs when a massive galaxy in the foreground bends the light rays from a distant galaxy behind it in much the same way as a magnifying glass does. When both galaxies are exactly lined up, the light forms a bull's-eye pattern, called an...
Topics: SDSS J0737+3216, SLACS J0737+3216, What -- Galaxy 6, What -- Keck Observatory, What -- Visible...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/38/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and P. Marshall and T. Treu (University of California, Santa Barbara)
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*Description*: This is a color composite image of the gravitational lens system, made from Hubble (blue and green filters) and Keck (red filter) data. The blue ring is the tiny background galaxy that is being stretched by the gravitational pull of the foreground "lens" galaxy at the center of the image. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: SDSS J0737+3216, SLACS J0737+3216 Object Description: Gravitational Lens System Position (J2000): R.A. 07h 37m...
Topics: SDSS J0737+3216, SLACS J0737+3216, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Keck Observatory,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/38/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and R. Humphreys (University of Minnesota)
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*Description*: These NASA Hubble Space Telescope images show the outflow from one of the brightest hypergiant stars in the sky, VY Canis Majoris. The image on the left, taken with Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, reveal its complex circumstellar ejecta, with arcs, filaments, and knots of material formed by the massive outflows. This image provided the first evidence that the brightest arcs and knots were created during several outbursts. The random orientations of the arcs also...
Topics: VY Canis Majoris, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Canis Major, What -- Camera 2, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/03/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and R. Massey (California Institute of Technology)
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m Dec. -59° 53' Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 25 arcminutes (53 light-years or 16 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: This color image combines many exposures from Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys...
Topics: COSMOS Field, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/p/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and R. Massey (California Institute of Technology)
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*Description*: This image covers one of 49 COSMOS tiles. It is created from ACS infrared data as well as Subaru broadband data. This tile is roughly 10 arcminutes in size. It is one-third of the full resolution COSMOS tiles. The Subaru image is courtesy of P. Capak and R. Massey (Caltech). Technical facts about this news release: About this Survey Name: Cosmological Evolution Survey (COSMOS) Field Description: Astronomical Survey Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 00m 28s.6 Dec. +02° 12' 21".0...
Topics: COSMOS Field, What -- Constellation, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- VLT, Where --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/01/image/j/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and R. Massey (California Institute of Technology)
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*Description*: This three-dimensional map offers a first look at the web-like large-scale distribution of dark matter, an invisible form of matter that accounts for most of the universe's mass. This milestone takes astronomers from inference to direct observation of dark matter's influence in the universe. Because of the finite speed of light, regions furthest away are also seen as they existed a long time ago. The map stretches halfway back in time to the beginning of the universe. The map...
Topics: COSMOS Field, What -- Moon, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/01/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and R. Massey (California Institute of Technology)
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*Description*: These two false-color images compare the distribution of normal matter (red, left) with dark matter (blue, right) in the universe. The brightness of clumps corresponds to the density of mass. The map covers an area of sky nine times the angular diameter of the full Moon, and is the largest sample of the distribution of dark matter ever obtained. It demonstrates how normal matter ? including stars, galaxies and gas ? is built inside an underlying scaffolding of dark matter. The...
Topics: COSMOS Field, What -- Moon, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/01/image/f/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])-ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration
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*Description*: Full-field image of NGC 3603 using a single pointing of the Advanced Camera for Surveys onboard Hubble. This image spans 19 light-years across. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 3603 Object Description: Giant star-forming nebula with masive young stellar clusters Position (J2000): R.A. 11h 15m 9s.10 Dec. -61° 16' 17".00 Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately 20,000 light-years (6,100 parsecs) away. Dimensions: This image is...
Topics: NGC 3603, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/34/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])-ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration *Acknowledgment:* J. Hester (Arizona State University)
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*Description*: This is a small portion of the Veil Nebula ? the shattered remains of a supernova that exploded thousands of years ago. The entire structure spans about 3 degrees on the sky, corresponding to about 6 full moons. The image was taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in November 1994 and August 1997. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Veil Nebula Object Description: Supernova Remnant Position (J2000): R.A. 20h 50m Dec. +30° 30'...
Topics: Veil Nebula, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Camera 2, What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/30/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])-ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration *Acknowledgment:* J. Hester (Arizona State University)
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*Description*: This is a small portion of the Veil Nebula ? the shattered remains of a supernova that exploded thousands of years ago. The entire structure spans about 3 degrees on the sky, corresponding to about 6 full moons. The image was taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in November 1994 and August 1997. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Veil Nebula Object Description: Supernova Remnant Position (J2000): R.A. 20h 50m Dec. +30° 30'...
Topics: Veil Nebula, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Camera 2, What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/30/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])-ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration *Acknowledgment:* J. Hester (Arizona State University)
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope photographed three magnificent sections of the Veil Nebula ? the shattered remains of a supernova that exploded thousands of years ago. This series of images provides beautifully detailed views of the delicate, wispy structure resulting from this cosmic explosion. The Veil Nebula is one of the most spectacular supernova remnants in the sky. The entire shell spans about 3 degrees on the sky, corresponding to about 6 full moons. The Veil Nebula is a...
Topics: Veil Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Cygnus, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/30/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])-ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration *Acknowledgment:* J. Hester (Arizona State University)
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*Description*: This is a small portion of the Veil Nebula ? the shattered remains of a supernova that exploded thousands of years ago. The entire structure spans about 3 degrees on the sky, corresponding to about 6 full moons. The image was taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in November 1994 and August 1997. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Veil Nebula Object Description: Supernova Remnant Position (J2000): R.A. 20h 50m Dec. +30° 30'...
Topics: Veil Nebula, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Camera 2, What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/30/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])-ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration *Acknowledgment:* J. Ma‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_z Apell‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_niz (Institute of Astrophysics of Andaluc‘¯_‘¯_‘¯_a, Spain)
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*Description*: Thousands of sparkling young stars are nestled within the giant nebula NGC 3603. This stellar "jewel box" is one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. NGC 3603 is a prominent star-forming region in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way, about 20,000 light-years away. This latest image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a young star cluster surrounded by a vast region of dust and gas. The image reveals stages in the life cycle of stars....
Topics: NGC 3603, What -- Carina, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- FAST, What -- Sun, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/34/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])-ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration *Acknowledgment:* R. Chandar (University of Toledo) and J. Miller (University of Michigan)
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*Description*: Resembling festive lights on a holiday wreath, this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the nearby spiral galaxy M74 is an iconic reminder of the impending season. Bright knots of glowing gas light up the spiral arms, indicating a rich environment of star formation. Messier 74, also called NGC 628, is a stunning example of a "grand-design" spiral galaxy that is viewed by Earth observers nearly face-on. Its perfectly symmetrical spiral arms emanate from the central...
Topics: M74, NGC 628, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/41/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took this true-color view of Jupiter in support of the New Horizons Mission. The image was taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on February 17, 2007, using the planetary camera detector. Jupiter's trademark belts and zones of high- and low-pressure regions appear in crisp detail. Circular convection cells can be seen at high northern and southern latitudes. Atmospheric features as small as 250 miles (400 km) across can be discerned....
Topics: Jupiter, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Jupiter, What -- New Horizons, What -- Wide...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/11/image/e/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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*Description*: These four planetary nebulae imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope all lie in our Milky Way Galaxy. Their distances from Earth are all roughly the same, about 7,000 light-years. The snapshots were taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in February 2007. Like snowflakes, planetary nebulae show a wide variety of shapes, indicative of the complex processes that occur at the end of stellar life. He 2-47, at top, left, is dubbed the "starfish," because of its...
Topics: NGC 5307, He 2-47, NGC 5315, IC 4593, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/33/image/f/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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*Description*: Two galaxies perform an intricate dance in this new Hubble Space Telescope image. The galaxies, containing a vast number of stars, swing past each other in a graceful performance choreographed by gravity. The pair, known collectively as Arp 87, is one of hundreds of interacting and merging galaxies known in our nearby universe. Arp 87 was originally cataloged by astronomer Halton Arp in the mid 1960s. Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies is a compilation of astronomical photographs...
Topics: Arp 87, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Atlas, What -- Polar, What -- Constellation,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/36/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* J. Blakeslee (Washington State University)
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*Description*: This image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows the diverse collection of galaxies in the cluster Abell S0740 that is over 450 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Centaurus. The giant elliptical ESO 325-G004 looms large at the cluster's center. The galaxy is as massive as 100 billion of our suns. Hubble resolves thousands of globular star clusters orbiting ESO 325-G004. Globular clusters are compact groups of hundreds of thousands of stars that are...
Topics: ESO 325-G004, Abell S0740, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/08/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) - ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration
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*Description*: This new image taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope depicts bright, blue, newly formed stars that are blowing a cavity in the center of a star-forming region in the Small Magellanic Cloud. At the heart of the star-forming region, lies star cluster NGC 602. The high-energy radiation blazing out from the hot young stars is sculpting the inner edge of the outer portions of the nebula, slowly eroding it away and eating into the material beyond. The diffuse outer reaches of the...
Topics: NGC 602, N90, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- TRACE, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/04/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])-ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration
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*Description*: This NASA Hubble Space Telescope view of the nearby barred spiral galaxy NGC 1672 unveils details in the galaxy's star-forming clouds and dark bands of interstellar dust. One of the most striking features is the dust lanes that extend away from the nucleus and follow the inner edges of the galaxy's spiral arms. Clusters of hot young blue stars form along the spiral arms and ionize surrounding clouds of hydrogen gas that glow red. Delicate curtains of dust partially obscure and...
Topics: NGC 1672, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Dorado, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/15/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]
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*Description*: Four astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md. are on two teams sharing the 2007 Gruber Cosmology Prize for their discovery that the expanding universe is accelerating under a mysterious cosmic force called dark energy. The astronomers are Andrew Fruchter (top left), Ron Gilliland (top right), Nino Panagia (bottom left), and Adam Riess (bottom right). Gilliland and Riess are on the High-z Supernova Search Team led by Brian Schmidt of the Australian...
Topics: What -- Discovery, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- California
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/29/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and Z. Levay (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: Hubble Space Telescope has a narrow field of view, which is only a fraction of the angular diameter of the Moon. Certain research programs have devoted a substantial amount of Hubble observing time to survey comparatively larger areas of sky to address a wide range of galaxy evolution and cosmological questions. This is accomplished by assembling mosaic images taken with Hubble's cameras. These surveys constrain the star formation history of the universe, probing the faintest...
Topics: Moon, COSMOS Field, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Moon, What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/01/image/i/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and Z. Levay (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: Every 26 months Mars is opposite the Sun in our nighttime sky. Since 1995, Mars has been at such an "opposition" with the Sun seven times. A color composite from each of the seven Hubble opposition observations has been assembled in this mosaic to showcase the beauty and splendor that is The Red Planet. This mosaic of all seven globes of Mars shows relative variations in the apparent angular size of Mars over the years. Mars was the closest in 2003 when it came within...
Topics: Mars, What -- Mars, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/45/image/h/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], Andrew Fruchter (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), and the GRB Optical Studies with HST (GOSH) collaboration
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m Dec. -59° 53' Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 25 arcminutes (53 light-years or 16 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: This color image combines many exposures from Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys...
Topics: What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/u/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], Digitized Sky Survey Consortium, and the STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]-Google Partnership
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*Description*: Screen capture from the Sky in Google Earth depicting boundaries around major constellations. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/23/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/30/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/32/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-2007-22b
Topic: What -- Earth
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/22/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], Digitized Sky Survey Consortium, and the STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]-Google Partnership
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*Description*: Screen capture of the Orion constellation border and numerous astronomical objects located in the direction of that constellation. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/23/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/30/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/32/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-2007-22c
Topics: What -- Orion, What -- Constellation, What -- Earth
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/22/image/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], Digitized Sky Survey Consortium, and the STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]-Google Partnership
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*Description*: A close-up view of the DSS image of the Orion Nebula, with the Hubble image of the nebula overlaid. Technical facts about this news release: Back to entire collection [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/index/23/ ] Next release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/30/ ] Previous release [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/32/ ] *News Release Number:*: STScI-2007-22d
Topics: What -- Orion, What -- Earth
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/22/image/d/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], ESO, F. Courbin (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland) and P. Magain (Universite de Liege, Belgium)
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m Dec. -59° 53' Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 25 arcminutes (53 light-years or 16 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: This color image combines many exposures from Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys...
Topics: HE0450-2958, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/y/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], H. Weaver (JHU/APL), A. Stern (SwRI), and the HST Pluto Companion Search Team
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 Object Description: Emission Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m Dec. -59° 53' Constellation: Carina Distance: Approximately 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughy 25 arcminutes (53 light-years or 16 parsecs) wide. About the Data Data Description: This color image combines many exposures from Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys...
Topics: Pluto, Charon, Nix, Hydra, What -- Carina, What -- Constellation, What -- Wide Field Planetary...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/image/aa/